Track and Field Teams Split Up For Weekend Meets
April 13, 2006
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Memphis track and field teams will split up this weekend for a pair of meets, as portions of the squads will travel to the University of Tennessee for the Sea Ray Relays, while others will head to Western Illinois for the Lee Calhoun Memorial.
All of the U of M men who will compete this weekend - several sprinters, along with the field event athletes - will travel to Knoxville, Tenn., for Sea Ray.
On the women's side, the team will be a split-squad in every sense, as portions of the both the distance and field groups will participate in each of the two meets.
The only group of Lady Tigers that will all travel to the same meet are the sprinters and hurdlers, who will go to the Lee Calhoun Memorial. Coach Cash takes her runners to Macomb, Ill., each year for WIU's meet that honors the Lady Tiger coach's late father and bears his name.
Lee Calhoun, is a former Olympic champion, who won the gold medal in the 110 yd. hurdles in both 1956 and 1960 before becoming the head men's track coach at Western Illinois.
The Tigers and Lady Tigers taking part in the Sea Ray Relays will compete both Friday and Saturday, starting at approximately 9 a.m. both days, while those at the Lee Calhoun Memorial will compete on Saturday, beginning at approximately 10 a.m.
Results and recaps for both meets will be posted at gotigersgo.com. Live results for the Sea Ray Relays can be followed at www.utsports.com.